Matthews Landing (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Wilcox County, Alabama (32.0° N, 87.4° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 69.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Matthews Landing Marl Member (Porters Creek Formation), Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• Matthews Landing Marl or Naheola Beds

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1900. The Eocene and lower Oligocene coral faunas of the United States with descriptions of a few doubtfully Cretaceous species. United States Geological Survey, Monograph 39:1-263 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87817: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 25.03.2009, edited by Austin Hendy

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Taxonomic list

 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Rhynchoconger sp. Jordan and Hobbs 1925 conger eel
"Congridarum" sp. Kaup 1856 conger eel
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
"Albulidarum" sp. Frizzell 1965 bonefish
Albula aff. bashiana Frizzell 1965 bonefish
 Albuliformes - Pterothrissidae
Pterothrissus sp. Hilgendorf 1877 bonefish
 Beryciformes - Berycidae
Centroberyx sp. Gill 1862
 Beryciformes - Trachichthyidae
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
"Apogonidarum" rostrosus n. sp. Cardinalfish
 Ophidiiformes - Ophididae
Ampheristus sp. Konig 1825
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
Dinematichthys midwayensis n. sp. Nolf and Dockery 1993
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Serranidae indet. Swainson 1839 perch-like fish
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Spariformes - Nemipteridae
Nemipterus caribbaeus n. sp. Nolf and Dockery 1993
 Aulopiformes - Chlorophthalmidae
""Argentinoideorum" sculptissimus n. sp." = Chlorophthalmus postangulatus
""Argentinoideorum" sculptissimus n. sp." = Chlorophthalmus postangulatus Nolf and Dockery 1993
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
"Ariidarum" "sp. 1" Berg 1958 Ariid catfish
"Ariidarum" "sp. 2" Berg 1958 Ariid catfish
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum conoideum Vaughan 1900 stony coral
n. var. matthewsense